He wasn't as famous as Secretariat or Seabiscuit or Man 'o War, but he was quite well-known in the world of mounted competitions — a seven-time state champion, a two-time national champion, a reserve world champion.
Now, he's gone at the age of just 11. It was like the death of a family member.
Paycos Bill, a renowned equine racer from rural Decatur, died recently, perhaps from aneurysm, while being ridden by Callie Jo Friedt, his best friend, constant rider, owner, and trainer.
Treyton Schoch was among the visitors to Berne on Saturday for the inaugural Lehman Park Harvest Festival. He was one of many attendees to decorate pumpkins, as seen above, and to take part in other family-friendly events. Entry fees were charged for some of the competitions, with proceeds from the festival earmarked for the park's playground equipment fund. (Photo by J Swygart)
Political candidates will be running on November 2 (Election Day), but people wishing to help others in need will be walking on November 4.
Millie Deaton, who heads the Adams County office of Community and Family Services (CFS), has announced that this year's CFS-sponsored Walk for Warmth will take place in Decatur on Thursday, November 4, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.